15th Feb2013

Topsail gets dual wins against Farmville and Graham

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD – The Topsail Pirate wrestling team picked up a pair of wins this week as they defeated Framville 57-21 on Wednesday night and Graham 74-6 on Tuesday night. The following are the individual results from the two matches.

Topsail (TOPS) 57.0 Farmville Central (FACE) 21.0

106: Catherine Herring, TOPS, pinned Messiah Caudle, FACE, 1:45.

113: Daron Jackson, FACE, pinned Dylan Blake, TOPS, 0:38.

120: Shihiem Hogan, FACE, dec. Taylor Webster, TOPS, 7-4.

126: Brandon Britt, TOPS, pinned Peter Wallace, FACE, 3:27.

132: Johnny Deveaugh, TOPS, pinned Raquan Powell, FACE, 2:40.

138: Brandon Mendoza, TOPS, maj. dec. DeAndre Daushtery, FACE, 13-3.

145: Evan Schwarz, TOPS, pinned Travonyne Edwards, FACE, 2:55.

152: Matteson `Tate` Correll, TOPS, pinned Antonio Patrick, FACE, 3:03.

160: Robert Sculthorpe, TOPS, pinned Raekwon Baker, FACE, 2:49.

170: Eric Thigpen, TOPS, pinned Shoji Banno, FACE, 3:53.

182: Matt Schaefer, TOPS, tech. fall Zach Peters, FACE, 0:00 17-1.

195: Jon Suggs, TOPS, pinned Wesley Dixon, FACE, 1:15.

220: Tron Dunn, FACE, forf. . 285: Edward Davis, FACE, forf. .

Topsail (TOPS) 74.0 Graham (GRAH) 6.0

285: Cody Howell, TOPS, pinned James Dragon, GRAH, 1:00.

106: Catherine Herring, TOPS, forf. .

113: Kevin Diaz, GRAH, pinned Dylan Blake, TOPS, 0:38.

120: Taylor Webster, TOPS, pinned Rolando Collaze, GRAH, 0:37.

126: Brandon Britt, TOPS, tech. fall David Santana, GRAH, 0:00 15-0.

132: Johnny Deveaugh, TOPS, pinned Jack Snow, GRAH, 4:00.

138: Brandon Mendoza, TOPS, pinned Bailey Vaughn, GRAH, 1:00.

145: Evan Schwarz, TOPS, tech. fall Haydon Wiles, GRAH, 0:00 17-1.

152: Matteson `Tate` Correll, TOPS, pinned Jesus Camacho, GRAH, 1:00.

160: Robert Sculthorpe, TOPS, pinned Trayvon Buchanan, GRAH, 0:41.

170: Eric Thigpen, TOPS, pinned Ledon Alexander, GRAH, 2:00.

182: Matt Schaefer, TOPS, maj. dec. Elijah Whitsett, GRAH, 13-4.

195: Jon Suggs, TOPS, pinned Daniel Santana, GRAH, 1:00.

220: Joseph Sculthorpe, TOPS, pinned Terrance Reed, GRAH, 4:00.

14th Feb2013

Two weeks remaining, TBA ready for yearend tournament

by Contributor

HAMPSTEAD - With just two weeks remaining in the regular season for TBA, teams are jockeying for positions with the yearend tournament commencing on Sunday, February 24th.  As the smoke cleared after seven games played in the Auxiliary Gym of Topsail Middle School this past Saturday, two teams remain tied for 1st place in the Co-Ed 1st and 2nd Grade Grouping, with both 84 Lumber and ShipOnSite sporting identical 6-1 win/loss records.  In the Girl’s 3rd through 5th Grade division, Say It Loud Designs knocked the Thomas Construction Group squad out of a tie for 1st place in a contest that went down to the final seconds, 17-16.  Blue Heron Landscapes now rules top spot in the Girl’s 3rd through 5th Grade division with a 6-1 record.

In the Boy’s 3rd through 5th Grade Division, Discovery Place Child Care remains unbeaten with a 7-0 record.  AllKindsOfStuff.Biz follows closely the a 5-2 record.  Canady & Son Exterminating, Inc. moved up a position in the standings by outlasting a scrappy Davis Fence team 31-25.

In High School Boy’s action, P.T.’s Grille remained in first place in that division by outlasting ExCel Air, Inc. by a 33 to 23 point margin.  Register’s Auto Collision Service upped their record to 5-2 and moved into 2nd place in the High School Boy’s sector, beating the Hilton Garden Inn-Mayfaire aggregation 57-37, and Otero Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry moved up a notch in the standings by outlasting the squad representing Network Distributors Lumber, 54-48.  In the Girl’s age-group 6th through 12th grades, the Village Pharmacy squad continued their winning ways with a victory over Healthy Boundaries, LLC to remain in first place in their division sporting an unblemished 7-0 mark.  In a game that kept spectators on the edge of their seats, the Hampstead Women’s Club team eked out a real nail-biter by outlasting the Hampstead Photo squad 27-26, a game not determined until the final seconds ticked off the clock.

In the Boy’s 5th & 6th Grade Division, the Bagel Bakery continued their winning ways by winning out over the Vehicle Tracking Systems Corp., upping their unblemished record to 7-0.  LAIFInancial continues to hold on to 2nd place in this division with a 6-1 record and won out over the F & S Mechanical & Plumbing Services squad.  Belvedere P O A got back into the winning column with a win over Two Men And A Truck and The Darden Agency up-ended a determined Mancini Orthodontics team.

The 7th and 8th Grade Boy’s took center stage for the 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m. games in the Topsail Middle School Gym.  In the 6:00 p.m. showdown, two teams previously tied for 1st place in that division, squared off.  It was the Hardware guys,  Jacobi Hardware against Scott’s Hill Hardware & Supply.  On this particular evening, Jacobi Hardware, although tied 16-16 at the end of the first half, mustered a 25 point 2nd half performance, outscoring the Scott’s Hill squad by 9 to win out 41-32.  Scott’s Hill Hardware and Supply dropped into a 2nd place divisional tie with Colonial Building Materials, both now sporting 5-2 win/loss records.  Sport Shots out-gunned Cherubini Orthodontics, moving into sole possession of 3rd place in this division, and in the nightcap, the Colonial Building Material squad outlasted the Custom Touch Drywall, Inc. outfit, 45-40.

Topsail Basketball Game Play continues the next two Saturdays starting a 9:00 a.m. in both the Topsail Middle School Gym as well as in its Auxiliary Gym.  Teams will be trying to win and position themselves for the year-end tournament beginning on Sunday afternoon, February 24th.  TBA will also be having their annual raffle of gifts that are donated by local merchants, team sponsors, and local fans.  The raffle gifts will all be on display in the TMS Gym lobby.  This has been a most popular feature for TBA each year, so please come out the next two Saturdays, watch and support our local youth display their basketball talents, enjoy the wide variety of concessions that TBA offers throughout the day, and peruse the many gifts that will be on raffle.

By Bob Willard

14th Feb2013

Dixon falls to East Carteret at home

by Ken Clarke

DIXON – The Dixon Bulldogs had a tough stand Tuesday night as they fell 84-63 to visiting East Carteret.

From the outset East Carteret was in control as they built a six point lead, 16-10 by the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Mariners added to the lead by another nine points and went into the half on top 44-27.

The third period nearly mirrored the second as East Carteret scored 26 points while Dixon scored 18. The final quarter Dixon was able to make up some ground but it was too little too late as the Mariners came away with the win.

Dixon’s MArshburn led all scorers with an impressive 25 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. He was followed by Trexel and Page with nine points apiece. Mitchell finished with eight points and Elmore and Sicknick finished with six points apiece.

11th Feb2013

THS swimming compete in state competition

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD – The Topsail High School swim team sent members of both the boys and girls team to state this past weekend those members were:

Girls: Bethany Hale (200 Medley Relay, 100 Back), Gabbie Black (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 100 Back, 400 Free Relay), Nikki Myrka (200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay), Allison Emma (200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay), Ally Black (200 Free, 100 Butterfly, 400 Free Relay), Hailey James (100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke), Darya Hoffman (relay alternate)

Boys: Jonathan Dunn (200 Medley Relay), Case Marshall (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay), Thomas Allen (200 Medley Relay, 50 Free, 400 Free Relay), Matt Vanderwal (200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay), Davis Sessions (400 Free Relay), John Novak (relay alternate)

The following aree the results from state:

States results

•Women’s 200 medley relay 17th (Bethany Hale, Gabbie Black, Nikki Myrka, Allison Emma)

•Men’s 200 medley relay 19th (Jonathan Dunn, Case Marshall, Thomas Allen, Matt VanderWal)

•Women’s 200 free- Ally Black 11th, Gabbie Black 12th

•Men’s 200 free- Case Marshall 10th

• Women’s 100 fly- Ally Black 12th, Hailey James 22nd

•Men’s 50 free- Thomas Allen 18th

•Men’s 100 free- Case Marshall 18th

•Women’s 100 back- Gabbie Black 15th, Bethany Hale 23rd

•Women’s 100 breast- Hailey James 14th

• Men’s 400 relay- 17th (Case Marshall, Davis Sessions, Matt VanderWal, Thomas Allen)

•Women’s 400 relay- 5th (Gabbie Black, Nikki Myrka, Allison Emma, Ally Black)

10th Feb2013

THS swimming send athletes to state

by Contributor

HAMPSTEAD – The Topsail High School’s Swim Team traveled to Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center on Friday, Feb. 1 for the 1A/2A Regional Championships. Both the girls and the boys teams did extremely well, and many qualified for State Championships on Feb. 9.

Regional qualifiers for the girls team were: Bethany Hale (200 Medley Relay, 500 Free, 100 Back), Gabbie Black (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 100 Back, 400 Free Relay), Nikki Myrka (200 Medley Relay, 100 Butterfly, 200 Relay, 400 Free Relay), Allison Emma (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 200 Relay, 400 Free Relay), Ally Black (200 Free, 100 Butterfly, 200 Relay, 400 Free Relay), Maddie Black (200 IM), Hailey James (100 Butterfly, 200 Relay, 100 Breaststroke); Emilie Garner (alt 200 Free Relay), Darya Hoffman (alt. 400 Free Relay), Eva Barlow (alt. 200 Medley Relay)

Regional qualifiers for the boys team were: Jonathan Dunn (200 Medley Relay), Case Marshall (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay), Thomas Allen (200 Medley Relay, 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay), Matt Vanderwal (200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 400 Free Relay), Davis Sessions (200 IM, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay), Grayson Venters (200 Free Relay), Mason Sessions (200 Free Relay), John Novak (200 Free Relay). David Ruddell (alt. 200 Free Relay), Michael Nelson (alt. 200 Medley Relay).

Both the girls and the boys teams did extremely well, and many qualified for State Championships on Feb. 9.  Team members advancing to states are:

Girls: Bethany Hale (200 Medley Relay, 100 Back), Gabbie Black (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 100 Back, 400 Free Relay), Nikki Myrka (200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay), Allison Emma (200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay), Ally Black (200 Free, 100 Butterfly, 400 Free Relay), Hailey James (100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke), Darya Hoffman (relay alternate)

Boys: Jonathan Dunn (200 Medley Relay), Case Marshall (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay), Thomas Allen (200 Medley Relay, 50 Free, 400 Free Relay), Matt Vanderwal (200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay), Davis Sessions (400 Free Relay), John Novak (relay alternate)

Topsail High School has had an excellent season to date with the Girls team winning the Conference Championship and the Boys team earning second place. Coach Shannon Crate was awarded Coach of the Year for the Girls Team. They are looking forward to a strong showing next weekend and an excellent transition to the 3A Division next year.

For further information, please contact Shannon Crate @ Shannon_crate@pender.k12.nc.us

09th Feb2013

THS wrestling roundup

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD - The following is last week’s results in Topsail wrestling:

Feb. 5

Swansboro (SWAN) 48.0 Topsail (TOPS) 34.0

170: Derek Concepcion, SWAN, pinned Steven Whisnant, TOPS, 0:00.

182: Henry Vernon, TOPS, pinned Winston Sessoms, SWAN, 0:00.

195: Jon Suggs, TOPS, pinned Dane Mitchell, SWAN, 0:00.

220: Joseph Sculthorpe, TOPS, pinned Zachary Jones, SWAN, 0:00.

285: Cody Howell, TOPS, pinned Eric Phipps, SWAN, 0:00.

106: Bryan Mol, SWAN, forf. .

113: Tyler Henson, SWAN, pinned Dylan Blake, TOPS, 0:00.

120: Lena Douglas, SWAN, pinned Patrick Horrell, TOPS, 0:00.

126: Jacob Butler, SWAN, pinned Alex Rains, TOPS, 0:00.

132: Johnny Deveaugh, TOPS, forf. .

138: Griffin McCullar, SWAN, pinned Jacob Raynor, TOPS, 0:00.

145: Corey Hall, SWAN, pinned Levi Akerley, TOPS, 0:00.

152: Tanner Strong, TOPS, maj. dec. Dustin James, SWAN, 8-0.

160: Thomas Wakefield, SWAN, pinned Justin Martin, TOPS, 0:00.

Feb. 2

Topsail (TOPS) 53.0 Washington (WASH) 16.0

285: Cody Howell, TOPS, pinned Carlie Jackson, WASH, 3:08.

106: Catherine Herring, TOPS, forf. .

113: Cameron Davenport, WASH, forf. .

120: Jason Gardner, WASH, dec. Taylor Webster, TOPS, 6-0.

126: Brandon Britt, TOPS, dec. David Giordano, WASH, 9-5.

132: Johnny Deveaugh, TOPS, tech. fall Jordan Grazier, WASH, 0:00 16-0.

138: Brandon Mendoza, TOPS, forf. .

145: Chris Bohn, WASH, dec. Tanner Strong, TOPS, 5-3.

152: Matteson `Tate` Correll, TOPS, pinned Renardo Wanliss, WASH, 0:54.

160: Robert Sculthorpe, TOPS, pinned Weston Brown, WASH, 1:22.

170: Ned Batts, WASH, maj. dec. Eric Thigpen, TOPS, 19-11.

182: Matt Schaefer, TOPS, pinned Chris Coogan, WASH, 0:42.

195: Jon Suggs, TOPS, pinned Ian Stroud, WASH, 2:16.

220: Joseph Sculthorpe, TOPS, dec. Neill Jennings, WASH, 7-1.

Topsail (TOPS) 37.0 West Carteret (WECA) 29.0

182: Demion Tanquay-Penn, WECA, tech. fall Matt Schaefer, TOPS, 0:00 16-1.

195: Jon Suggs, TOPS, pinned Jonathan Helmick, WECA, 1:09.

220: Joseph Sculthorpe, TOPS, dec. Kevin Basso, WECA, 1-0.

285: Cody Howell, TOPS, forf. .

106: Malique Johnson, WECA, pinned Catherine Herring, TOPS, 3:02.

113: Aaron Pennock, WECA, forf. .

120: Dustin Smith, WECA, pinned Taylor Webster, TOPS, 5:03.

126: Brandon Britt, TOPS, maj. dec. Alex Zambrano, WECA, 12-4.

132: Johnny Deveaugh, TOPS, pinned Max Thomas, WECA, 1:23.

138: Chris Halstead, WECA, dec. Brandon Mendoza, TOPS, 11-5.

145: Joseph Mason, WECA, dec. Tanner Strong, TOPS, 10-5.

152: Matteson `Tate` Correll, TOPS, dec. Cody Smith, WECA, 3-1.

160: Robert Sculthorpe, TOPS, pinned Andrew Moore, WECA, 1:42.

170: Eric Thigpen, TOPS, dec. Casey Giblin, WECA, 9-5.

Topsail (TOPS) 54.0 Havelock (HAVE) 10.0

220: Joseph Sculthorpe, TOPS, forf. .

285: Cody Howell, TOPS, pinned Timothy Martin, HAVE, 0:55.

106: Catherine Herring, TOPS, pinned Chandler Day, HAVE, 3:00.

113: double forfeit.

120: Taylor Webster, TOPS, pinned Jacob Barber, HAVE, 1:00.

126: Brandon Britt, TOPS, pinned Corey Paley, HAVE, 3:00.

132: Ryan Davis, HAVE, maj. dec. Johnny Deveaugh, TOPS, 14-1.

138: Brandon Mendoza, TOPS, dec. Hunter Littrell, HAVE, 12-6.

145: Javar Godette, HAVE, dec. Tanner Strong, TOPS, 6-5.

152: Matteson `Tate` Correll, TOPS, pinned John Ellis, HAVE, 3:00.

160: Robert Sculthorpe, TOPS, dec. Tanner Stamper-Smith, HAVE, 7-5.

170: Benjamin Dixon, HAVE, dec. Eric Thigpen, TOPS, 7-0.

182: Matt Schaefer, TOPS, forf. .

195: Jon Suggs, TOPS, pinned Luke Dahart, HAVE, 0:19.

09th Feb2013

Late rally gives Dixon win over Jones

by Ken Clarke

DIXON – The Dixon Bulldogs picked up a conference win Friday night as they defeated Jones Senior 51-47.

Dixon had the lead for most of the game but were dominated in the third period, but a remarkable turnaround in the fourth gave the Bulldogs the win.

In the first period Dixon took an 11-7 lead and slightly expanded upon it in the second by heading into halftime up 31-26.

In the third Jones owned the court outscoring Dixon 15-6 and taking a four point lead into the fourth, but in the final period the Bulldogs rebounded nicely and got the win.

Page led All scorers with 16 points followed by Mitchell and Marshburn with nine apiece Trexel with seven Sicknick with five, Wyble with three and Elmore with two.

08th Feb2013

TBA enters last month of action

by Contributor

HAMPSTEAD - With just three weeks remaining in the regular season for the Topsail Basketball Association, the Bagel Bakery, Discovery Place Child Care, and Village Pharmacy continue play with undefeated season records. In the grade five-six boys division, The Bagel Bakery sports a 6-0 record, but faces a tough and determined LAIFinancial team next week. Discovery Place Child Care has two games remaining on the regular season schedule, and has a 7-0 record in the grade three-four boys. Village Pharmacy is 6-0 in the grade six and up girls division.

Several went down to the final buzzer Saturday. Carolina Scratch Repair and Surf City Dental battled, with Carolina Scratch Repair carrying home the victory 25-23. Canady & Son Exterminating, Inc. hung on to win a 33-32 victory of a very scrappy and well-coached Davis Fence team.

In the high school boys division, Excel Air, Inc. eked out a 40-38 win over Hilton Garden Inn, Mayfaire. Down 35-19 at the end of third period, the Hilton squad launched a 19-point comeback in the final period, only to lose by two points, 40-38. In the grade six and up girls division, the Hampstead Women’s Club team squeaked past Healthy Boundaries in a double-overtime game, 15-13. In the grade five-six boys division, the Darden Agency beat F&S Mechanical and Plumbing Services 41-27, The Bagel Bakery beat Two Men And A Truck, and LAIFinancial defeated Vehicle Tracking Systems Corporation, In the tightest game of the day in this division, Mancini Orthodontics slipped by Belvedere POA 28-26.

In the night-cap games in the grade seven-eight boys division, Scott’s Hill Hardware and Supply upped their season record to 5-1, beating Cherubini Orthodontics. Jacobi Hardware also boosted the seasonal mark to 5-1 with a 48-39 victory over the Colonial Building Material Squad. Custom Touch Drywall, Inc., squeezed by a determined Sports Shots team 34-30.

TBA Regular Season games continue for the next three Saturday’s in both the Topsail Middle School gym and it’s auxiliary gym facility. Games begin at 9 a.m. in both gym’s and continue until 3 p.m. in the auxiliary gym, and 8 p.m. in the main gym. Admission is free to the public and concessions are available all day long.

Submitted by Bob Willard

08th Feb2013

Topsail wrestling falls to Swansboro

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD – After a significant amount of wins recently the Topsail Pirate wrestling team took a fall on Tuesday when they lost to visiting Swansboro 48-35.

The following are the results from the match:

Swansboro (SWAN) 48.0 Topsail (TOPS) 34.0

170: Derek Concepcion, SWAN, pinned Steven Whisnant, TOPS, 0:19.

182: Henry Vernon, TOPS, pinned Winston Sessoms, SWAN, 1:00.

195: Jon Suggs, TOPS, pinned Dane Mitchell, SWAN, 0:39.

220: Joseph Sculthorpe, TOPS, pinned Zachary Jones, SWAN, 1:00.

285: Cody Howell, TOPS, pinned Eric Phipps, SWAN, 2:00.

106: Bryan Mol, SWAN, forf. .

113: Tyler Henson, SWAN, pinned Dylan Blake, TOPS, 0:43.

120: Lena Douglas, SWAN, pinned Patrick Horrell, TOPS, 4:00.

126: Jacob Butler, SWAN, pinned Alex Rains, TOPS, 1:00.

132: Johnny Deveaugh, TOPS, forf. .

138: Griffin McCullar, SWAN, pinned Jacob Raynor, TOPS, 3:00.

145: Corey Hall, SWAN, pinned Levi Akerley, TOPS, 1:00.

152: Tanner Strong, TOPS, maj. dec. Dustin James, SWAN, 8-0.

160: Thomas Wakefield, SWAN, pinned Justin Martin, TOPS, 3:00.

08th Feb2013

Dixon slides past Pamlico

by Ken Clarke

DIXON – In a game that was back and forth, Dixon came out the victors by a single point as Bulldogs narrowly defeated Pamlico 66-65 in overtime.

The first quarter set the tone for the game as the two teams finished the quarter tied at nine. In the second quarter Dixon pulled ahead by nine heading into the half up 33-24.

In the third Pamlico got closer cutting Dixons lead to six and tied the game at the end of regulation. In overtime Dixon managed just eight points but it was enough to get the one point win.

Leading the way for Dixon was Trexel with 14 points followed by Mitchell, Page and Wyble with 12 points apiece. Marshburn finished with 10 points and Elmore had six points.

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